Preview: Ben Roosevelt's The Blue Flame at Get This!

Exhibit opens Sat., March 17, 7-10 p.m.


A native of East Tennessee, artist Ben Roosevelt attended high school in Belgium and earned his MFA at Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. Roosevelt is known for his use of bold, graphic visuals in studies of urban landscapes and was awarded the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award in 2008. For his second solo show at Get This! Gallery, opening Sat., March 17, Roosevelt becomes the proprietor of The Blue Flame, a dive that, according to the press release, "exists in myth, somewhere between the stories of legendary performances at the Rock and Roll Farm of Wayne, Michigan and Twin Peaks' Bang Bang Bar. Using drawing and sculpture to draw us in to the world of the Flame, Roosevelt asks if this is the place youthful dreams go to die, or where new dreams are born?"